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DSC_41330-WebImageOur Mission:

As a small, woman-owned business, our mission is to help support small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.  By offering a cost-effective alternative to traditional product sourcing, we will free up time and money for boutique owners.  We aspire to introduce both up-and-coming and established handmade artisans and indie designers to the market, increasing exposure for their product.  We believe in the “conscious consumerism” movement.  Our aim is to turn the focus to handmade,  and away from mass-manufactured items from overseas.  99% of our products are handmade in the USA!

 

Our Qualifications:

B.S. in Business from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, plus nearly 10 years combined corporate experience in:

  • product management
  • supply chain management
  • vendor relations management
  • logistics
  • purchasing
  • sourcing
  • marketing

As well as experience in:

  • website / blog creation & maintenance
  • online small business & marketing article writing
  • social media set-up
  • copy writing
  • print ad design
  • SEO

This experience combined with a large, growing network of handmade vendors, makes Sourcing Handmade the ideal source for your store’s new merchandise.

Our Commitment:

We are committed to bringing qualified, handmade vendors to you so you can focus on growing your business. We have searched high & low to find the most unique, quality merchandise for your boutique.  Items that are not sold in the shop down the street…helping you to differentiate from your competition.

Take a moment to explore the site, view the gallery, and decide for yourself if you’d like to gain a new competitive edge.

Read About Us Here!

Market Mommy (coming October 2014)

The Founding Moms Update #110 (September 2014)

The Chicago Gift Market (January 2014)

The Story Exchange Mother’s Day Gift Guide (May 2013)

The Chicago Gift Market (April 2013)

Launch Grow Joy (“36 Product Marketing Experts You Need to Know” March 2013)

Press Release (February 2013)

The Story Exchange  (January 2013)

Selling to Gift Shops interview (August 2012)

Handmade Success interview (June 2012)

Press Release (May 2012)

The Founding Moms Newsletter (April 2012)

Launch Grow Joy “Selling Wholesale? Let Buyers Find You” (April 2012)

Startup Nation